State of Arizona Interview Questions

Updated 7 Jan, 2015
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    PSE I-III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at State of Arizona in January 2015.

    Interview

    Make sure all the paperwork is filled out, including marking "N/A" in any boxes so that there are no empty spaces. Interviewed by 2 people, asked 9 random questions, and said that I would know within 5 business days. Make sure your references check out, if they can't get a hold of them, you won't get the job.

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    Negotiation

    There is none. You get the lowest starting pay scale.

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    Call Center Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at State of Arizona in May 2014.

    Interview

    There was two people and they both had a list of questions to ask. The questions were random questions as to what I can contribute. They already know who they want to hire, it is just a process.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation that was difficult and what did you do about it?   1 Answer
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    Statewide Accountant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at State of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ (US)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Two interviews than offered formal job

    Interview Questions

    • Strengths/ weakness. Difference between cash and accrual   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    PSE I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at State of Arizona.

    Interview

    Applied online. Got a phone call about three weeks later. The call was brief just asking my interest and some basic info. Had a panel interview with two managers. Got a call a week later to verify my references. A few days later I got an email stating I got the job.

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    Negotiation

    Salary was non negotiable. Was able to choose schedule and location.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at State of Arizona in October 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an HR employee to schedule a phone interview because I was out of state. The interview consisted of an HR employee, research director, and two research analysts taking turns asking me questions about my interest, experience, and fit for the position. The director also asked me some individual questions about my school and past jobs at the beginning. They told me that if I advanced past the first interview then I would be given an in-person interview. They told me that the person hired for the person would be working only on a specific research project. It seemed they were concerned about my availability for the position since I was still a few months away from graduating. After the interview I was emailed a writing assignment and told that I had 15 minutes to complete it and send it to them. I was told about a week later that I was not selected for the position. When I contacted them to ask why I was advanced they would not provide any information.

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    Eligibility Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at State of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ (US)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online, took a 2 hour online assessment(semi-difficult). A couple days later, I got a call for an interview. Interviewed with 2 managers who asked interview questions. The interview lasted about 25-35 minutes. Nothing too difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • Share a time when you had to deal with an irate customer, how would you deal with a co-worker who's hard to get along with?, Are you a team player?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Pay was non negotiable but I was able to pick a location near my home. Mon-Fri 8-5p.

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    Public Service Evulator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at State of Arizona.

    Interview

    feels like a board meeting where they try to intimidate you but they don't even know what to do

    Negotiation

    25000 take it or leave it

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    DES Information Security Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at State of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ (US)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Interviewed with CISO for DES--Dept of Econonic Security for contract position, possibly later hire (but not part of the process today). One hour. Looking for God and Apple Pie. Pay is good for market--but what they are asking for is a lot--excessively so even in today's market where this seems to be the normal. The environment there is not pleasant--dark and dreary and run down.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing particularly hard or unexpected--expect to be thoroughly interviewed, and go through the slow process whether or not they already have someone in mind. Go by the book and bureacracy is the motto here.   Answer Question
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    Eligibility Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at State of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ (US)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Do not remember the date of the IQ/Skills test but it was intense and online, tool about 2 hours to complete. Never thought I had passed it. Then one day I received a call for a panel interview, so I guess I did pretty good! The panel interview was very professional, took about 1 hour once the quesitons began.

    Interview Questions

    • How many times have you had unexcused days from work?   Answer Question
    • How would your current employer/manager describe your work habits to others?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate the location I would like to work, I had two choices.

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    Child Protective Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kingman, AZ (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at State of Arizona (Kingman, AZ (US)) in April 2010.

    Interview

    4 person panel asking for specific instances of problem solving and results obtained.

    Interview Questions

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